Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet

(France 1792 – 1845)

The Waterloo grenadier

Location
Not on display
Further information

One of Charlet’s most famous subjects showing an incident from the Napoleonic wars. While pictures of Napoleon himself were not favoured by the Restoration Monarchy, depictions of the heroism of the common soldier and the ‘Grande Armée’ were evocative of a recent and glorious past and enjoyed wide popularity.

Year
1818
Media
Print
Medium
lithograph
Dimensions
41.8 x 55.3 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.c., [inscribed on stone] "Charlet". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1983
Accession number
256.1983